Track ViewRanger Down at Crufts (5th-8th March)

posted by cw on Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Come and see us at Crufts. ViewRanger will be at Crufts at the NEC Birmingham 5th-8th March. Come and see us in Hall 3, Stand 83.

We're on the Retrieva Tracking stand, showing how ViewRanger and Retrieva's GPS-enabled dog collars can help you keep track of your pooch.
ViewRanger and Retrieva collars are ideal for working dogs as well as the family pet.

Our new Route Library Search

posted by cw on Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The software update (ViewRanger V2.6) we have just issued, includes an extension to our Route Manager.

We're partnering with (and seeking to partner with more) publishers of walking, cycling, horse-riding and other guided routes. Our first partner content to be launched is Walkingworld - who bring over 4500 guided walks across the UK.

(Shows Route Search in ViewRanger on Nokia 5800 touch screen handset)

Now its simple to find a great walking route nearby.

Route Search uses your location to search our growing library of guided routes. You can then browse their details, before choosing the route(s) to download direct to your handset.

If you are a publisher or owner of guided route content for anywhere in Europe - then contact us.

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SiRF to be merged into CSR

posted by cw on Tuesday, February 10, 2009

In a move that brings together the leader in Bluetooth chipsets and the leader in GPS chipsets, CSR and SiRF have announced they are merging into an enlarged CSR group (subject to approvals).

With CSR's existing relationships with so many mobile device OEMs, and the skills and experience of CSR's silicon engineering and commercial teams - added to SiRFs GPS experience - this must represent a significant step forward in the effort to get GPS into more and more handsets.

CSR was founded and remains headquartered in Cambridge, UK - Cambridge is also where ViewRanger is based.

ViewRanger Software Release

posted by Mike Brocklehurst on Friday, February 06, 2009

A new version of ViewRanger software has been released. It is version 2.6 for 2nd and 3rd edition phones, and version 2.7 for 5th edition touch screen phones.

Details of the changes are in the v2.6 release notes. Details of the touch screen changes are on the touch screen page.

The main changes include:

  • Support for touch screens

  • Route improvements, including over the air search and download of routes

  • Support for Retrieva pet tracking collars and Globalsat trackers

  • Landmark import and export

  • Mercator mapping

  • Graph improvements

  • GPS altitude accuracy

  • Better integration of AA Smart Travel guide

If you already own a ViewRanger license then visit the software update page. If you'd like to try ViewRanger before buying please visit the download page, which also contains sample maps.

If you have any questions please contact support.